Oahu for a couple days

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Oahu for a couple days

Post by jtaylor23 » Sun May 15, 2011 8:35 pm

I'll be in Oahu for a couple days diving ( with my daughters marriage somewhere in there). Any advice?
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Re: Oahu for a couple days

Post by ArcticDiver » Sun May 15, 2011 10:47 pm

Search on "Oahu".

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Re: Oahu for a couple days

Post by jtaylor23 » Mon May 16, 2011 10:09 am

Don't let a little diving sarcasm force you into lame judgment about what's important in my life. Sheesh!!! :rofl:
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Re: Oahu for a couple days

Post by Sockmonkey » Thu May 19, 2011 6:59 pm

I think diving on Oahu is a bit lame... but there are a couple wrecks worth seeing.

All the boats there are largely the same. Don't dive with Dive Oahu. I was so scared by their operation I paid to sit out the second dive.

Where are you staying?

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Re: Oahu for a couple days

Post by ArcticDiver » Thu May 19, 2011 8:16 pm

If you can tear yourself away I always enjoy the Makaha Caverns. That can be a shore dive but probably easiest with Ocean Concepts or Capt Bruce. Both excellent operations. Almost always sharks and turtles. Lots of littler thingies around. Electric beach is nice but last time I was in that area there looked to be too many two legged vultures for my taste. One of the other people told me they had their car ransacked while they were diving.
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Re: Oahu for a couple days

Post by KirkT » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:44 am

If Oahu isn't that great for diving, then are there any Hawaiian islands that have good diving? I've never been to the islands but I just assumed that there was decent diving there.
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Re: Oahu for a couple days

Post by ArcticDiver » Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:18 pm

jtaylor23 wrote:Don't let a little diving sarcasm force you into lame judgment about what's important in my life. Sheesh!!! :rofl:


Sorry. Recently, in another venue, a guy did just that; put his recreation ahead of his daughter's wedding. So, you just triggered the mindset he created.
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Re: Oahu for a couple days

Post by ArcticDiver » Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:24 pm

KirkT wrote:If Oahu isn't that great for diving, then are there any Hawaiian islands that have good diving? I've never been to the islands but I just assumed that there was decent diving there.



Well...I very much like Hawaiian diving. I'm there at least a couple times a year. But, I have learned there are personal preferences and there are what I call Dive Snobs. "If you haven't been to XXXXXXX you haven't really dived." Or, "You dive in YYYYYY, are you nuts? Much better diving at ZZZZZ"

Give it a shot. It may not be your thing. But,again, it might.
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Re: Oahu for a couple days

Post by Sockmonkey » Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:53 pm

ArcticDiver wrote:
KirkT wrote:If Oahu isn't that great for diving, then are there any Hawaiian islands that have good diving? I've never been to the islands but I just assumed that there was decent diving there.



Well...I very much like Hawaiian diving. I'm there at least a couple times a year. But, I have learned there are personal preferences and there are what I call Dive Snobs. "If you haven't been to XXXXXXX you haven't really dived." Or, "You dive in YYYYYY, are you nuts? Much better diving at ZZZZZ"

Give it a shot. It may not be your thing. But,again, it might.


Depends on what you consider good diving... and/or how hard you're willing to work get in the water :) Are your ankles strong?

Diving here is not all like the Cayman Islands or Roatan. And yes... the diving on Oahu is kinda sucky.. especially if you have spent any time in the Caribbean diving.

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Re: Oahu for a couple days

Post by diverden » Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:44 pm

jtaylor23 wrote:I'll be in Oahu for a couple days diving ( with my daughters marriage somewhere in there). Any advice?


Depending on where you're staying (I was nearby and did about 15 days of diving with them in February) I found http://www.oceanconcepts.com/ to be good times. Yeah, Oahu is not considered "the best" but you're going to be there and it's better than here!

They have a boat that launches from Waianae: http://www.oceanconcepts.com/diving/boa ... ts_waianae around 8ish AM. It's on the West Shore, a ways north so if you're saying in Waikiki, it's a bit of a haul: about an hour.

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